R54 Recommendation concerning Inspection in the Building Industry

Geneva, 23 giugno 1937

The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,

Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Twenty-third Session on 3 June 1937, and
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to inspection in the building industry, which is included in the first item on the agenda of the Session, and
Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of a Recommendation,
adopts this twenty-third day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred thirty-seven, the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Inspection (Building) Recommendation, 1937:

Whereas the Safety Provisions (Building) Convention, 1937, and the Safety Provisions (Building) Recommendation, 1937, contain provisions relating to labour inspection;
Whereas the Conference adopted at its Fifth Session (1923) a Recommendation concerning labour inspection;
Whereas it is nevertheless desirable that as regards the building industry the attention of Members should be drawn to certain other provisions not included in the above-mentioned Convention and Recommendations;

The Conference recommends that each Member of the International Labour Organisation should take the following principles and rules into consideration as regards inspection in the building industry:

1. All work in connection with the construction, repair, alteration, maintenance and demolition of buildings of all kinds should be subject to inspection.
2. The authority responsible for inspection (hereinafter called the inspection authority) should be a public body and should have all powers necessary to ensure that the laws and regulations in force are strictly applied.
3. Inspectors should have previous technical training and have passed examinations covering all suitable technical and administrative matters which should ensure that they are competent to supervise effectively the enforcement of the safety regulations for the workers employed in the building industry.
4. In order to ensure effective collaboration between the inspection authority and the head of the undertaking, national laws or regulations should make the head of the undertaking responsible:
(a) for providing for constant and adequate supervision of the work so as to ensure compliance with the safety provisions in force;
(b) for taking all other practicable steps necessary to prevent accidents, and in particular for not employing on work likely to involve risk of accidents any person whom he knows to be deaf, of defective vision, or liable to giddiness;
(c) for informing the inspection authority, in conformity with the national laws or regulations, of the commencement of all building operations undertaken by him; and
(d) for reporting to the competent authority, in accordance with the national laws or regulations, accidents occurring in the undertaking.

The General Conference of the International Labour Organization, Having been convened in Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its 90th Session on 3 June 2002, and Following consideration of the proposal for the withdrawal of several international labour Recommendations, which is the seventh item on the agenda of this session, decides this day of June of the year two thousand and two to withdraw the Inspection (Building) Recommendation, 1937 (No. 54). The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall notify all Members of the International Labour Organization, as well as the Secretary-General of the United Nations, of this decision to withdraw the instrument. The English and French versions of the text of this decision are equally authoritative.

- La Raccomandazione è stata ritirata in data 3 giugno 2002
- R20 Recommendation concerning the General Principles for the Organisation of Systems of Inspection to Secure the Enforcement of the Laws and Regulations for the Protection of the Workers, 29 ottobre 1923
- R53 Recommendation concerning Safety Provisions in the Building Industry, 23 giugno 1937

Fonte: ILO